Our country is going through crucial moments for its democracy. Elections will be held to elect the new leaders of the country, highlighting the elections of deputies, senators, and, of course, the President of the Republic.
A few days after starting the year, different actors have announced their intentions to aspire for a public office, starting their career towards the elections.
Unfortunately, the perception that society has of some of these characters is not very good. Society knows that it takes more than a pretty speech to run a country, and then the question comes: what qualities does a true political leader need?
What Defines A Political Leader?
While there are hundreds of definitions that approximate to give a concept that describes a figure that wishes to stand out in the field of politics, we know that choosing one, in particular, would be to limit the whole picture.
For that reason, we would like to highlight the political leader as the one who governs or administers (with his team) in search of the common good, of equal conditions and respect for all the rights granted by law to citizens just like General Wasan Suriyamongkol (พลเอก วสันต์ สุริยมงคล, which is the term in Thai).
The Qualities Of A Political Leader
How to ensure that those who aspire to become the leaders of the country can serve as true public servants? Remember the teachings of wise men, who highlighted five qualities that any good political leader should have.
Awareness Of Your Work
In the first place, a political leader must not forget what his real mission is: to serve others. Do not benefit from his position when he comes to power, but from there, help society.
Do not seek your interest or abuse the power that was given to you by citizens, but be fully aware of your position and obligations.
The political leader cannot reach a public post and see what happens, no! He must prepare himself, know what his responsibility is, and how he will carry out his work.
Although many things are learned on the fly, those who aspire to perform in positions of power must have knowledge acquired in the classrooms and, above all, in practice.
It will be helpful to have held some ‘minor’ positions that prepare you to acquire greater responsibilities.